Senior Category Manager - Expiring soon!

Posted 19/04/2024 by Belmont Recruitment

Remote job
Oldham, Greater Manchester
£350 - £500/day

Belmont Recruitment are currently looking for a Senior Category Manager to join Oldham Council’s Procurement Service on an initial 3-6 month temporary contract. This is a full-time role working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Job Purpose:

  • To lead and deliver high quality, innovative and intelligence led category management across a range of spend area, to support the transformation of Procurement to a category management approach Oldham Council.
  • To build strong working relationships with senior service colleagues, commissioners category teams, contract managers, suppliers and external partners. To work in partnership with colleagues in Oldham Council as directed by the Head of Service.
  • To lead and deliver high value category procurement exercises, which secure the goods, works and services that most appropriately identify the addressed needs of our customers, residents and users whilst ensuring value for money, compliance with relevant policy and procurement legislation and generating cashable and non-cashable efficiencies throughout the life of our contracts.
  • To provide commercial and market intelligence to internal customers to support strategic planning and project delivery.
  • To be fully engaged and embedded within a specific service area of the council and play a proactive role in developing a commercial strategy to meet the needs of that Directorate


  • Full membership of CIPS or a similar related professional body
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role at a Local Authority
  • A track record of designing and implementing innovative category strategies and achieving value for money through effective procurement, with a demonstrable track record of achievement
  • Experience in the preparation analysis, interpretation and reporting of procurement management information
  • Experience of developing positive working relationships at a senior level and influencing policy decisions

Location - Oldham (2 days per week) 3 days per week from home

Pay - Negotiable depending on experience

Please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible if this role would be of interest!

Contract, Temporary
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3-6 months
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